Elizabeth Rourke

Birth Name Elizabeth Rourke
Gender female
Age at Death unknown


In 1911, Elizabeth could be w/ Margaret Savage, 50, a widow, in Ballinran:
Elizabeth Grant, 68, visitor, widow, born in County Down


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth before October 22, 1845 County Down, Ireland   1a 2a
Baptism October 22, 1845 Kilbroney Catholic Parish, County Down, Ireland   1a
Event Note

Kilbroney Catholic Parish Register, Baptisms
22 October 1845
John (sic) Rorke, Ann Feran
Dan Feran, Ellen Rorke

Census (Daughter) March 31, 1901 Ballineddan Townland, Killowen, Kilbroney Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   2a
Event Note

1901 Census of Ireland
31 March 1901
Residents of a house 8 in Ballyneddan (Killowen, Down)

Rourke, Anne, 86, Female, Head of Family, Housekeeper, Cannot read, Widow
Curran, Mary, 46, Female, Daughter, Housekeeper, Read and write, Married
Curran, John, 44, Male, Son in Law, Quarry Labourer, Read and write, Married
Grant, Bessie, 58, Female, Daughter, Housekeeper, Read and write, Widow
Curran, Richard, 13, Male, Grand Son, Scholar, Read and write, Not Married
Curran, John, 15, Male, Grand Son, Quarry Labourer, Read and write, Not Married

All were Roman Catholic, all were born in County Down.


Event Note

This could be Elizabeth's death, although there was another Elizabeth Grant, widow of a school teacher who died in the same time period. But that one had as an informant Rose Grant, daughter. I don't see a Rose in the Catholic parish baptism registers, as transcribed, for this family.
Kilkeel RD
12 December 1912
Union Infirmary, Kilkeel
Elizabeth Grant, formerly of Killowen, 68, widow of teacher, pneumonia, informant: Hugh Gilleese, Workhouse Kilkeel


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Owen RourkeOctober 1819January 4, 1873
Mother Ann Feran1814April 12, 1905
    Sister     Mary Rourke before September 13, 1844
         Elizabeth Rourke before October 22, 1845
    Brother     Thomas Rourke before March 28, 1847
    Brother     Edward Rourke before February 21, 1851
    Sister     Mary Rourke before September 28, 1852 June 1925
    Brother     Richard Rourke before July 14, 1854 June 1, 1880
    Brother     James Rourke before August 15, 1856 1939


Family of Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Rourke

Married Husband Hugh Grant ( b. d. before 1901 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage July 16, 1865 Kilkeel Civil Parish, County Down, Ireland   3a
Event Note

Marriages solemnized at the Roman Catholic chapel of Rostrevor, Rostrevor RD
July 16, 1865
Elizabeth Rorke, 20, spinster, a servant, of Killowen, father: Owen Rourke, a tradesman
Hugh Grant, widowed, of full age, of Killowen, a N. teacher, father: Hugh Grant, a N. teacher [does N = Normal, as in normal school?]
witnesses: Edward Faran, Catherine Faran

the Catholic Parish register records this marriage as Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Faran, but Elizabeth (Rourke) Grant, widowed, is with her mother in Ballyneddan, with the surname Grant.

Source References

  1. Kilbroney Catholic Parish Registers
      • Page: 22 October 1845, Elizabeth Rourke
  2. 1901 Census of Ireland
      • Page: house 8 in Ballyneddan (Killowen, Down)
  3. Irish Civil Registration Records, Marriages
      • Page: Kilkeel RD, vol 11, page 746